Everyone has their own difficulties, and since you have a child does not make your troubles any greater or less than anybody else’s. So labelling your coworker a manchild simply because he failed to cover your shift is heinous. Simply because somebody doesn’t have children does not imply that they have nothing to do with their lives and that we all sit at home doing nothing. Read the story to know why this woman and her co worker had a conflict and let us know what are your views on this.
So I work retail, this morning I got a text while I was asleep (I didn’t hear my phone go off). So it was a good 2 hours before I even saw the text.
My manager said they needed me to come in because Brenda (my coworker) couldn’t come in.
Her shift started at 2pm, the text was sent at 10am, it was now noon.
I had plans for later that night so I texted him I couldn’t come in.
He told me “well if you don’t come in, Brenda will have to come in”
I told him “I guess she’ll have to come in”
He then replied “ok, well I guess she’s just going to have to miss her son’s first birthday then”
I told him “I’m sorry but I have plans”
He then went off on me about how I was horrible and heartless
I just responded “why didn’t she request the day off in advance? Did she forget when her child was born?”
The manager said that they would talk to me the next time I came in.
Did I go too far here? How would you handle such a situation? Any advice. Here are a few comments on the story where it was originally posted: